British health officials said on Friday that a delta subvariant was spreading in the United Kingdom, which appears to be spreading more, but not more dangerous, and under surveillance, COVID-19 cases are on the rise.
The ‘AY4.2’ variant accounted for 6% of all cases in the UK last week, according to the UK Health Safety Agency in its weekly bulletin, which has been classified as a ‘trial variant’.
It therefore does not refer to the “worrying variant”.
“Preliminary evidence suggests that it has a higher transmission rate compared to Delta,” the British Public Health Agency said.
“More evidence is needed to determine if this is related to a change in viral behavior or to epidemiological conditions,” she said.
On the other hand, she emphasizes that this variant “does not appear to make the more severe version of the disease or the vaccines currently distributed less effective.”
This variant is a cause for concern, as the UK faces the worst levels of pollution in the world.
After registering more than 50,000 cases on Thursday for the first time in three months, it recorded 49,298 cases and 180 deaths on Friday, bringing the total pandemic number in the country to 139,326.
Despite urgent calls from the medical world, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to reinstate some sanctions, such as indoor masks, after the last sanctions were lifted in July.
However, the head of government on Friday ruled that the “smart” mask should be worn indoors, while recalling that persuading people over the age of 50 to take a third dose is a government priority, but the recall campaign has been sluggish.
In the current Wave United Kingdom the most harmful vaccines that have been vaccinated so early are weakening immunity, but due to poor vaccination in adolescence, some scientists attribute the lack of restrictions.
According to a recent weekly study by the National Bureau of Statistics, infection rates among children in England are highest, with about 8% of secondary school children (aged 11-16) in the middle of October, and 3.8% aged 2-11 against 1.79% of the total population.
It gives hope for satisfaction during the school holidays next week.